Are Tolkien’s dwarves an allegory for the Jews?
Matt Lebovic posted this over at The Times of Israel. Even through I haven’t seen the film, I thought this article was rather interesting.
For Decades, scholars have called Tolkien’s Dwarf Narrative a Sort of ‘Corrective Rewrite’ of German Composer Richard Wagner’s famed “Ring Cycle”
According to the article Richard Wagner, hated Jews and his evil dwarf Alberich was meant to represent the worst of the Jewish “race.” He also wasn’t shy about his desire for a Germany free of Jews. No wonder Hitler admired him and saw his opera as Inspiration. There’s no way I would want to see it for those reason alone. The New Hobbit film on the other hand, maybe I’ll go see or rent when it comes out, after I see the first one.